UWM and CIE are hosting International Education month virtually this year. 

The Center for International Education works collaboratively with departments across campus to celebrate International Education (IE) Week. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This year it’s happening November 16-20, 2020! But we expanded the celebration to include events during the whole month of November.
IE Week’s mission is particularly relevant in 2020, which has been rocked by global health concerns and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we should come together and celebrate the importance of international education and the global ties shared by UWM students, staff, and alumni around the world.

 

Upcoming Events

 

The JET Program Information & Recruitment at Japanese-English Conversation Table

Time and Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020. 12:00pm-12:50pm 

Our alumna will come and talk about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which is the teaching and cultural exchange program managed by the Japanese government.  It has been offering a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world while living and working in Japan since 1987.

This virtual Zoom event is hosted by the Japanese program at UWM and requires no advance registration.

Please contact Masako Lackey (lackey@uwm.edu) for more information.

Student Internships in the Virtual Space: Part I

Time and Date: Friday, November 13, 2020. 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join us for the first session in a two-part webinar series where students will learn about advantages of remote internships, and explore why a remote internship may be the perfect fit for you this spring or summer, as well as next year.

This virtual Zoom event is Co-organized by the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, Global & International Studies, and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee and requires advance registration.

Please contact Rachel Hegland (rhegland@uwm.edu), Program Associate for the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, for more information.

Study Abroad for First-Generation Students

Time and Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 3:00pm-4:00pm

Join this session to learn more about studying abroad as a first-generation student, how to plan your academics and finances, and hear from past first-gen students who have studied abroad! Family members are also welcome.

This virtual event is co-hosted by the Inclusive Excellence Center and the Center for International Education and requires no advance registration.

For more information please contact: overseas@uwm.edu

Migration in the Americas Series webinar: Wisconsin/Milwaukee Ties

Time and Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 4:00pm-5:30pm

This symposium examines human stories of displacement and the histories, relationships, and interests underlying the politicization of migration in the Americas. Speakers will include: Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Moderator (CLACS Fellow, Associate Professor, English, UW-Milwaukee); Jesús Salas (Activist, retired, Milwaukee Area Technical College); and Margarita García-Rojas (LACUSL alumna, Graduate student, Department of History, University of Illinois)

This virtual Zoom event is Organized by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), UW-Madison and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Milwaukee and requires advance registration.

Please follow this link for more information: https://lacis.wisc.edu/events-programming/migration_seminar_series/

Polyglot MKE Meeting

Time and Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 5:30pm-6:45pm

Polyglot MKE is an informal group that meets to share language learning tips, strategies, and resources. Each meeting includes two micro-lessons in different languages. The presenters this time are Professor Pat Lunn and Emi Brahm who will offer introductory lessons in Catalan and Polish.

This virtual Zoom event is co-organized by the French, Italian, and Comparative Literature departments. There is no advance registration needed.

For more information, please contact: Anita Alkhas (alkhas@uwm.edu)

¡Baila Salsa! —A Rhythmic Endeavor Around the World

Time and Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020. 12:00pm

From Cuba, to Puerto Rico, to Panama, to New York, Salsa borrows a little from all, and gives back to all. Touching on historical and cultural contexts, as well as rhythmic improvisations and set movement patterns, we will explore what Clave rhythm is, move to it, understand it, and incorporate it in our worlds. Karlies Kelley Vedula, a Panamanian native, BFA African Diaspora Dance Alumna, current MFA Dance student, and director of Panadanza Dance Company will have you moving and grooving from deep within! Salsa welcomes all cultures, economic backgrounds, and dance vocabularies—It is a dance of the people, for the people! Get ready for this fun and educational dance journey throughout Latin America!

This virtual Zoom event is hosted by the UWM Dance Department and does not require advance registration. The event has a passcode: Salsa.

Please contact kkelley@uwm.edu for more information.

Financing Study Abroad 101 Session

Time and Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020. 2:00pm-3:00pm

Are you concerned about costs and funding for your study abroad program, or have you wondered how your financial aid applies? Or what about G.I. Bill funds? Additional scholarships?

Consider attending one of Study Abroad’s Financing Study Abroad 101 Sessions. These sessions are co-led by Gayla Jenkins from the Financial Aid Office, who works specifically with study abroad students, and the Center for International Education (CIE).

This session is a great resource for students that are looking to learn more about study abroad costs, understand the budgets of programs, how financial aid can be used for study abroad, as well as general information on how to search for scholarships and other funding resources.

This virtual Microsoft Teams event is hosted by CIE’s Study Abroad office and does not require advance registration.

Please follow the link for more information: https://uwm.edu/cie/study-abroad/financial-planning/

Clube Lusófono: The Algarve

Time and Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020. 5:30pm-6:30pm

For the third gathering of the Clube Lusófono this semester, UWM alumnus Tyler Flores will present on the Algarve, Portugal´s Southernmost Region. For future events, follow the UWM Portuguese Program on Facebook.

This virtual Zoom event is hosted by the UWM Portuguese program and does not require advance registration.

Please contact antunes@uwm.edu for more information.

Student Internships in the Virtual Space: Part II

Time and Date: Friday, November 20, 2020. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

Connect with potential employers from a variety of fields, including MKE Film and Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, who are looking for part-time student interns and hear past interns’ perspectives on working remotely.

This virtual Zoom event is Co-organized by the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies, Global & International Studies, and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee and requires advance registration.

Please contact Rachel Hegland (rhegland@uwm.edu), Program Associate for the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies for more information.